Tucson Tails: 2 cats need a home-good samaritan storyby Karyn Zoldan on Mar. 08, 2013, under Adopt Me! Adopt Me! Adopt Me!, Cats Meow, Feline Fun
Update: This story has a happy ending; see below.
If you are a cat person or a dog person, you know how the story goes. Someone (a friend or acquaintance) tells you a sad story about a cat or dog and asks you for help. You do what you can and more.
Tucson Tails was approached by Carol who said, “I am happy to foster them until they have a home, I just need a venue to get the word out about them.”
These two cats Tyler and Tapioca were living in an apartment and their adopter passed away. He had made no provisions for them. A neighbor asked Carol to help.
Carol already has three cats. She has not been able to find a home for them on her own so maybe Tucson Tails can help. The cats have their shots and are spayed and neutered.
Tyler is approximately 8 years old. He is smart, playful, chases his tail, purrs, loves attention, loves to watch her front load washing machine, has huge paws, can afford to lose a few pounds. Carol thinks he is a Maine Coon cat.
Tapioca is around the same age and is a Tortoiseshell cat who is sweet but scared, has a soft coat, and goes into hiding much of time.
Both cats were adopted at 1 year so they have had the same owner all this time.
Carol is looking for a good home or homes where they will be well cared for and kept indoors. She doesn’t know how these cats are with dogs. Currently, they are living in her laundry room.
She did inquire with No-Kill Hermitage Cat Shelter but their intake fee is $240/per cat so she decided to try to rehome them herself.
PAWSitively Cats (also no-kill) is currently caring for nearly 300 cats in their shelter plus more in foster care. They need more foster care volunteers to take in more cats; they have no set intake fee.
Perhaps one of these cat rescues will post for Carol on Petfinder to give these cats more exposure?
Update: Received from Carol on March 9 – 2:21 pm
Hello and thank you!
The most wonderful woman read your article about Tyler & Tappioca. She visited the cats at our home and adopted them today!
While we were a little choked up to let them go, everyone (the woman and the cats) are all better off together, and they will live in a much better “forever” home than we could have provided considering we already have committed to three before them.
Thanks for what you did!
Carol Sayler, and Dee
(Tyler & Tappioca’s foster moms)